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Granada Hills girls basketball takes down Chaminade in CIF State playoff opening round

Granada Hills Charter's Hayley Berfield (1) drives against Chaminade defender Alexis Rodriguez (33) during the the first round of the Division 1 CIF State Girls Basketball Playoffs held at Granada Hills Charter School in Granada Hills on Wednesday March 7, 2018.  (Photo by Dan Watson / SCNG)
Granada Hills Charter's Hayley Berfield (1) drives against Chaminade defender Alexis Rodriguez (33) during the the first round of the Division 1 CIF State Girls Basketball Playoffs held at Granada Hills Charter School in Granada Hills on Wednesday March 7, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson / SCNG)

GRANADA HILLS — The Chaminade and Granada Hills girls basketball teams were less than a week removed from losing in their respective championship games when they met Tuesday night for the CIF State Southern California Regional Division I opening round.

It was obvious that one team was more prepared than the other. Granada Hills opened the game on a 13-2 run and never looked back in a wire-to-wire 49-38 victory over Chaminade on Wednesday.

“Honestly, we saw Chaminade as the “private” school team that was probably going to overlook us as a public school,” Granada Hills senior guard Emily Mitchell said. “We wanted to put it to them.”

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